Corporate leaders and senior executives choose current business issues to discuss during the fall series.


by Emil Brolick, President & CEO, The Wendy’s Company

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Emil Brolick is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wendy’s Company and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is an experienced senior executive, with nearly three decades of strategic and brand leadership experience in operations, product development and marketing.

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by Wayne Murdy, Retired, Chairman & Former CEO, Newmont Mining Corporation
OCTOBER 3, 2014

Wayne W. Murdy retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation in 2007. He joined Newmont in 1992 and served as Chief Financial Officer and later President prior to being elected CEO in 2001. Newmont is a major gold producer with total assets of $25 billion on five continents.

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by Michael O'Neill, Chairman, Citigroup, Inc.
OCTOBER 10, 2014

Michael E. O’Neill is Chairman of the Citigroup Board and was elected to the Citigroup Board of Directors in April of 2009.


by Paul Purcell, Chairman & CEO, Baird Financial Group
OCTOBER 31, 2014

Paul E. Purcell is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the boards of directors of Baird Financial Group and affiliated entities including Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated.

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by Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty
NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Mary N. Dillon is Chief Executive Officer of ULTA Beauty, a position she has held since July 2013. She brings three decades of experience leading consumer-driven brands to the role, as well as a passion for leveraging consumer insights and customer-focused strategies to propel share gains and profitable growth.


by Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation
NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist who, together with her husband Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. Jean spent her early days at the Case Foundation doing a deep-dive into philanthropy and seeking the best ways she could make a difference.

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by Rick Lenny, Non-executive chairman of Information Resources, Inc. and former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company
DECEMBER 5, 2014

Rick Lenny currently serves as non-executive chairman of Information Resources, Inc., the leading market research firm and is a senior advisor with Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe LLC, a private equity firm. From 2001 through 2007, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company. 

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Boardroom Insights Schedule

Lectures are held on selected Fridays from:

  • 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business

"Boardroom Insights" is listed as BAUG 30209 or MBGR 60220, and is open to all Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students and employees.

There are no prerequisites to enroll.

No examinations or graded assignments. Students must attend six of seven lectures in order to receive credit for the course; no excused or unexcused absences. There are no required textbook purchases for this course. From time to time, we will distribute selected reprints, journal articles or web page references. You are to read each of these in preparation for the talk to be given by the next speaker in the series. See your academic advisor or your department chair for additional details.

The public and media are welcomed.


Jean Meade
Phone: (574) 631-3277